Sunday, 13 May 2012


I feel so fortunate to live in Pembrokeshire.
Especially when the sun shines!

It's been a glorious day today
so I took some photos of the farm buildings
and the views over the hills

I showed a couple of photos of the cattle yards
in a previous blog
but I thought I would show them again

These were my neighbour's cattle that broke into
my garden a few weeks ago.

These yards are where I worked with my husband..
 sorting our cattle, TB testing etc.
after we left our dairy farm and semi-retired to this
other farm of ours.

My son now rents the land and today
he turned some of his cattle
out into the field behind the house

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a little
of my life.

I haven't written much today
as I have spent much of the last 2 days in the
hospital, with my cousin,
at her dying father's bedside.

I wrote about him in my 'Good Friday' blog.

He left this life this morning
but he knew where he was going and
in Whom he believed!


  1. Such a beautiful ending to a beautiful post.

  2. It is such an honour to be with a loved when as they pass through this life and peacefully slip into the next.Many think it is an unpleasant thing but having been with several close people over the last few years I have decided that I was blessed and honoured to be with them,just as you were.A lovely post and I love looking at your countryside.

  3. I am sorry for your family's loss but glad to hear his passing was peaceful.

    I always try and work out where you are in Pembrokeshire, I love that county and I am always glad to take a peek at your lovely home county.

  4. I love the name Pembrokeshire and I enjoyed seeing and hearing about your land, animals and work.

    It truly is an honor to be asked to be with a friend in the dying of her loved one. It says so much about you "Miss Pembrokeshire Lass.".

  5. I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and your family. What lovely photos you've shown us.
    For two years my daughter and her husband lived in Otley. We were able to visit a couple of times.
    Thank you so much for coming to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Hi Joan. You live in a very beautiful place. How you must love to look out your windows. I'm sorry to hear of, would he be your uncle, your cousin's fathers passing. It was so nice that you could be with her at that time..Judy

  7. I just loved the photo's in this post! What a beautiful place to live.I was watching 'Move to The Country' last night and low and behold!! It was a special on Wales...! Pembrokeshire to be exact :0)I was delighted ! and thought of you :0)
    Sorry to hear that you have some sadness in your family today..take care xo

  8. Hi Joan, I'm sorry to hear about your loss; it is so bittersweet when someone we love passes on-we are thankful for them but it sure leaves a hole in our heart.
    I love your countryside; you take wonderful photos.
    Hugs, Noreen

  9. Lovely photos- Pembrokeshire one of my favourite places. Sorry to read of your loss but glad he went peacefully and your were there as support for your cousin. Anne x

  10. Your countryside is just beautiful. I just love it...cows that cross the line and all- xo Diana

  11. I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin's father.

    I enjoyed all of the pictures. That is a lot of cows!

  12. So sorry about the loss of your cousins father. Loved seeing the other photos of your land!!

  13. My deepest sympathy in your loss.

    Joan, you live in such a scenic area. The sweeping views seem to go on forever. Always a delight to visit your blog.

  14. I'm sorry for your loss, Joan.
    I did enjoy seeing Pembrokeshire. Your photographs are like postcards.

  15. I'm glad I found your blog! I am sorry about your uncle~ Hope all will be well with Joan and the family~ ♥♥♥

  16. So sorry for your loss Joan.

    It was lovely to share a corner of Pembrokeshire with you, and bathed in sunlight, nothing better :D

  17. Your area is so green and beautiful. I would say you are very blessed indeed! Sorry to hear about your uncle's passing but it sounds like their was time to prepare for his passing which makes it a bit easier. Hugs, Tammy

  18. You are surrounded by such beauty!
    Thank you for visiting me! I love my old oak Queen Anne chairs. I have owned them for about 37 years. They were old when I bought them.
    My heart goes out to you and your family!

  19. I just came across your blog and I am delighted to meet you. One of the best things about blogging is getting to meet other women from around the world. I find more and more that our landscapes may be different, but our views on family and life are very much the same. I know very little about Wales and I am looking very forward to learning as I follow your journey. I am also retired. I worked as an activity director in an assisted living facility . . . Now that I am retired I find myself going back and volunteering. The people there have become my extended family. I am your newest follower, Connie :) Please accept my warm invitation to visit and to follow my blog, also. Have a wonderful day.

  20. Happy to have found your blog and join in on your journey.

  21. What beautiful landscape you have. I have enjoyed your pictures very much.

    Sorry to hear about your Uncle. Life can be so unfair.

  22. oh what beautiful views you have! i'm very sorry for your loss :(

  23. The countryside is amazingly beautiful! How nice your son is carrying on the business.

  24. Sorry to hear about your loss. You certainly do live in a beautiful place. Love seeing the cattle out in the green pastures.

  25. Love your hedgerows -- so much prettier than barbed wire.

    So sorry for your cousin's loss -- nice of you to be there for your family.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week.

  26. What a gorgeous farm! Beautiful shots!


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